[SECURITY] Fedora 9 Update: tor-

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Sat Jan 24 02:36:50 UTC 2009

Fedora Update Notification
2009-01-24 01:33:11

Name        : tor
Product     : Fedora 9
Version     :
Release     : 1.fc9
URL         : http://tor.eff.org
Summary     : Anonymizing overlay network for TCP (The onion router)
Description :
Tor is a connection-based low-latency anonymous communication system.

Applications connect to the local Tor proxy using the SOCKS protocol. The
local proxy chooses a path through a set of relays, in which each relay
knows its predecessor and successor, but no others. Traffic flowing down
the circuit is unwrapped by a symmetric key at each relay, which reveals
the downstream relay.

Warnings: Tor does no protocol cleaning.  That means there is a danger
that application protocols and associated programs can be induced to
reveal information about the initiator. Tor depends on Privoxy and
similar protocol cleaners to solve this problem. This is alpha code,
and is even more likely than released code to have anonymity-spoiling
bugs. The present network is very small -- this further reduces the
strength of the anonymity provided. Tor is not presently suitable for
high-stakes anonymity.

Update Information:

New upstream release, with lots of bug fixes and one security fix:

* Thu Jan 22 2009 Enrico Scholz <enrico.scholz at informatik.tu-chemnitz.de> -
- updated to (SECURITY: fixed heap-corruption bug)
* Sun Dec  7 2008 Enrico Scholz <enrico.scholz at informatik.tu-chemnitz.de> -
- updated to
- removed -setgroups patch; supplementary groups are now set upstream
* Sun Jul 20 2008 Enrico Scholz <enrico.scholz at informatik.tu-chemnitz.de> -
- updated to; rediffed patches
- (re)enabled transparent proxy support by workarounding broken
  <linux/netfilter_ipv4.h> header
- moved the 'geoip' database to /var/lib/tor-data where it can be
  updated periodically
- built with -Wl,--as-needed

  [ 1 ] Bug #481289 - tor: remote heap corruption bug fixed in

This update can be installed with the "yum" update program.  Use 
su -c 'yum update tor' at the command line.
For more information, refer to "Managing Software with yum",
available at http://docs.fedoraproject.org/yum/.

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